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Opportunity Zones in Alabama (and 19 Other States) Certified by Treasury Department - What Happens Next?

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

On April 18, the Treasury Department certified the list of 158 Opportunity Zones submitted by Governor Kay Ivey on March 21, 2018. This certification marks the last step in the Opportunity Zone selection process and means...more

Legislation Creating Opportunity Zones Offers Significant Tax Benefits — An Overview

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Recent federal tax legislation introduced "Opportunity Zones," a new community reinvestment tool designed to use tax incentives to drive long-term investment to rural and low-income urban communities throughout the nation....more

Proskauer’s Second Annual Survey on Trends in Private Credit Markets

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

We are delighted to share with you the results from our second annual Trends in Private Credit survey. This year’s survey was conducted via web from January 9th to February 9th 2018. In this report, we will share...more

Treasury and IRS announce designation of Opportunity Zones for 18 States

by Dickinson Wright on

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) established a new economic development incentive, known as an “Opportunity Zone”. ...more

2018 Set to be the Breakthrough Year for Green Loans and Green Securitisations

by White & Case LLP on

European Leveraged Finance Alert Series: Issue 3, 2018 - While green bonds have been a high profile and popular instrument in the capital markets for the past few years, we expect 2018 to be a transformational year for the...more

SEC Sidelines Funds Focused on Cryptocurrencies

by Carlton Fields on

In a January 18 letter to two of the fund industry’s leading advocacy groups, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management advised fund sponsors not to initiate registration of funds that intend to invest...more

Ohio recommends Opportunity Zones for federal tax breaks

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created an opportunity for states “to identify up to 25% of low-income, high-poverty census tracts” for consideration for federal tax breaks for economic development,...more

The Opportunity Zone Program: Treasury Designates Opportunity Zones in Three Territories and 15 States, including Arizona,...

by Snell & Wilmer on

On April 9th, the U.S. Treasury Department designated Opportunity Zones in three territories and 15 states, including Arizona, California and Colorado....more

Investment and development grants and incentives for companies operating in Poland

by Dentons on

In 2018, Polish companies can benefit from over 11 billion PLN of non-refundable grants for development (operating costs) and investment (infrastructure costs) activities. They can also benefit from high limits of tax...more

U.S. Department of the Treasury Designates Specific Census Tracts as Qualified Opportunity Zones

by Butler Snow LLP on

Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury certified specific census tracts nominated by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and designated such census tracts as Qualified Opportunity Zones....more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

AIFMD - Updated MoUs - ESMA updated its table of EEA regulators on 15 March with who has signed MoUs with non-EEA regulators, for the purposes of cross-border marketing of AIFs. Slovenia and Croatia are still to sign up...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2018 Edition: Snapshot of Tax Act Changes for PE Funds and their Portfolio...

by Dechert LLP on

President Trump signed into law tax legislation commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) on December 22, 2017. The Tax Act implemented the most far-reaching changes to the Internal Revenue Code (the...more

Next Steps in the Asset Management Market Study

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

FCA publishes final rules and further consultation on outstanding remedies under its asset management market study. Key Points: ..The FCA has published a Policy Statement (PS18/8) setting out final rules and guidance...more

Battery supply chain: A unique growth opportunity

by White & Case LLP on

Battery materials and electric vehicles offer something unique to today's commodity producers and investors: a sustainable growth story that is not just China-dependent. The exponential growth in demand is creating a scramble...more

European Regulatory Technical Standards under ELTIF Regulation published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

A Commission Delegated Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Delegated Regulation supplements the Regulation on European Long-Term Investment Funds, setting out Regulatory Technical...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

FCA Publishes a Closet Tracking Fund Webpage - The FCA published a new webpage on 14 March 2018, outlining its recent work on closet tracking funds. The FCA considers that closet tracking funds look like, and charge...more

2018 resolution: conduct ERISA fiduciary training

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Retirement plans are one of the most important benefits provided by employers to employees, second only, perhaps, to medical benefits. For many employees, retirement plan benefits represent a key element of their long-term...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2018: Hong Kong SFC Publishes Consultation Proposals on Public Fund...

by Dechert LLP on

Following an initial “soft” consultation with industry participants and relevant stakeholders, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) launched a three-month consultation on proposed amendments to the Code on Unit Trusts...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

ALFI Notes the Commission’s Plans to Amend the UCITS and AIFM Directives - ALFI issued a press release pointing out that they believe that a wider scope for the clarification of marketing and pre-marketing would have been...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

Central Bank Updates AIF Rulesbook for Loan Origination QIAIFs - The Central Bank released on 14 March an updated AIF Rulebook with amendments in relation to Loan Originating Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment...more

FTC Cracks Down on Alleged Cryptocurrency Ponzi Schemes

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The FTC announced that it obtained a federal court order to shut down the activities of four individuals for allegedly operating cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes involving Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Jetcoin....more

SEC Asset Valuation Claims Rejected on Summary Judgment

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission lost virtually all claims in an asset valuation case brought against a fund and two of its officials. The action was one of several brought as part of the Commission’s Aberrational Performance Inquiry which,...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

BaFin Publishes Interpretative Notice Regarding the Qualification of Tokens and Cryptocurrencies Offered Through Initial Coin Offerings to Investors - BaFin published its new interpretative notice on 20 February regarding...more

Japan Invests in Astronautical Start-ups

Michael Sheetz of CNBC reports “Japan is offering $940 million to fund space start-ups in a new push to grow the industry, the government announced Tuesday at an event in Tokyo” and that “funds will be made available through...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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AMF Public Consultation on ICOs - The AMF launched a public consultation on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) on 26 October 2017 in order to assess how these fundraisings could be regulated. Out of the three regulatory options...more

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